Victims' daughter arrested in Christmas Eve killings
By JANE McCARTHY / KING 5 News and Associated Press
One of two suspects in the slayings of six people near Carnation that occurred in the afternoon of Christmas Eve is the daughter of the oldest victims, police said.
The pair came to the crime scene after investigators arrived there this morning, were questioned by investigators, then arrested shortly after 4 p.m.
Both were booked into the King County Jail Wednesday evening. Sources said both suspects admitted to the murders independently. There is no indication of drug or alcohol use and so far, the murder weapon has not been found.
Bennett said he used to run a coffee shop with another daughter, Mary, who lives in nearby North Bend. A son also lives in the area, he said.
"All died from homicidal violence, most likely from gunshots," Urquhart said.
Police say the bodies were discovered about 8 a.m. in a home in the 1800 block of 346th Avenue N.E.
Detectives searched outbuildings as well as the home. They towed away a black pickup truck sealed with evidence tape.
"Now we have to process the scene," he said.
The property where the crime was committed is located in a rural development southeast of town.
"She was a very good friend," said Carolyn Durand.